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Meet Susie Essman, the cussin’ curmudgeon of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

There aren’t many actresses who are presented with their fans’ smartphones in the supermarket and asked to say to the person on the other line, “You fat f–k!” Meet Susie Essman. As Susie Greene on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Essman, 62, has made her penchant for profanity into a kind of potty-mouthed poetry, cursing with such fluent abandon that she makes Hollywood’s tough guys sound like schoolyard showoffs. “It’s the oddest thing,” says Essman. “I make people happy by telling them to ‘go f - - k themselves.’ Who plans your life? When I was a little girl, what do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be somebody who curses at people. And then they pay me money and I make them happy. Who would have thou ...